has dubbed its latest roundup of events the “Open House Edition,” owing to a weeklong benefit kicking off on Friday. Participating merchants will donate part of their proceeds from then until Aug. 19 to the New London Education Fund of the . There’s also a bit of an open house vibe at the from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, as brings their to the homestead; stop in to see their latest performances. And for another chance to help out the community, the New London Rotaract is holding a from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the to raise money for the shelter.
Art is the dominating theme this week, with hosting a paint your own wine glass workshop at 7 p.m. tonight; bring your favorite drink—or enjoy the complimentary coffee and water—and $35 to cover materials. Roger Tremblay is the featured artist at this Saturday’s continuing in , running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. debuts a new exhibit, “Neighbors – Dirty Laundry,” with a 7 p.m. on Saturday. And on Tuesday, representatives from the Connecticut Office of Arts visit the to lead an informational session on its pilot program, Arts Catalyze Placemaking; this starts at 10:30 a.m.
If you’d like to get into the great outdoors, ’s regular magic series on the boardwalk continues tonight at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the hold a racing regatta at the beginning at noon. In their 1860s baseball series, the Thames Base Ball Club faces off against the Atlantic Base Ball Club at 11 a.m. on Sunday at .
Food puts in a good showing, starting with a Mediterranean dinner at at 6 p.m. on Thursday; the cost is $35. On Friday, the Field of Greens Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at . throws a pizza party at noon that day to celebrate its summer reading program, while the brings in the owner of Toad Hollow Vineyards for its regular wine and cheese tasting from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Less in the way of music this time around, but there are still shows to see. Hygienic Art Park welcomes its sixth installment of “Traditions: Storytellers,” with music and storytelling starting at 3 p.m. and continuing into the evening. And you can always catch the Jazz Trio playing a set from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Mondays at .
Finally, the movie lovers out there have a pair of choices in the coming week. Hygienic Art Park’s “Summer Flickers” screens the classic musical Singin’ in the Rain at 8 p.m. tonight, with a suggested donation at the door. On Friday, the shows Marathon, a movie about Pulitzer Prize winning poet William Meredith and his companion Richard Hartheis; the movie starts at 8 p.m.